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post #1 of 17 Old 11-10-2007, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Finally picked up my 919

After nearly a year of shopping around and trying to decide what I want I picked up a 2007 919 a few weeks ago(had .1miles on it). I travel a lot, so I have only been able to put about 400 miles on it, so it is just getting broken in. This thing is a blast to ride, but since I am used to riding dual sport bikes, I still need to get used to cornering the thing.

I went for a ride up in the mountains last weekend with my friend and his wife on their sportsters and they had to wait for me to catch up on both sides of the twisties. On my DR650 with knobby tires I would have been able to keep up with them(not that I am trying to compete).

I might consider getting taller bars for the 919, I am short, so I would like a little more upright seating position.




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post #2 of 17 Old 11-10-2007, 10:18 AM
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You better get some practice in on that thing, no way a sporster should leave your 919 behind.

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Welcome mhs! I just got an '07 919 back in August and love the bike. Take your time and get used to it, dont worry about keepin' up till you do...I'd rather be last than not ridin'......Enjoy the site, lotta great info and people here.

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post #4 of 17 Old 11-10-2007, 10:52 AM
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Congrats on the new bike, str8

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post #5 of 17 Old 11-10-2007, 02:06 PM
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Welcome aboard and congrats on the new ride!

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post #6 of 17 Old 11-10-2007, 02:10 PM
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Take your time and get used to it, dont worry about keepin' up till you do
Good advice.

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post #8 of 17 Old 11-10-2007, 05:04 PM
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sportsters were waiting for you?????you know the 9er comes with a 2nd gear an a 3rd,4th etc etc welcome to the site,enjoy the ride

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post #9 of 17 Old 11-10-2007, 05:18 PM
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Brand new 919, that's great, congratulations!

You might consider some handlebar risers if you want higher bars, not sure any of the aftermarket ones will be higher than stock.

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post #10 of 17 Old 11-10-2007, 08:46 PM
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post #11 of 17 Old 11-10-2007, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies. I could have pushed it more on that ride, but I am getting the feel for the bike, I am not as crazy as I used to be, that and the salesman and manager both told me that 75% of the 919's come back wrecked, so I am a bit nervous.

I think I will look into bar risers to bring them up an 1" or 2".

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post #12 of 17 Old 11-10-2007, 10:43 PM
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Welcome MHS!
I'll have to look it up but I think what might be better than a riser is a bar adapter that drops the bars back toward you. Someone makes one that drops them back about one inch. It wouldn't really make sense to make the bars higher on someone who's shorter, you'd end up reaching up if you did that. I think the problem is that because your tourso and arms are shorter you have trouble reaching across the tank. I'm thinking of doing the same thing. Then I think I'll actually put lower bars because the adapter will raise them some and they will be closer to me.

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post #13 of 17 Old 11-11-2007, 11:59 AM
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post #14 of 17 Old 11-11-2007, 01:36 PM
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Take the "experienced rider" MSF course, it's a good refresher and will teach you some new road techniques.

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post #15 of 17 Old 11-11-2007, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Take the "experienced rider" MSF course, it's a good refresher and will teach you some new road techniques.
This sounds like a great idea, I will need to see if they offer the experienced course here.

I went out for a 50mile ride today, man this thing is fun.

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post #16 of 17 Old 11-11-2007, 02:35 PM
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post #17 of 17 Old 11-11-2007, 02:40 PM
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